Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2i' ff c LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, November 2, 1974 Exxon chief Ken Jamieson returns to native 'City With Energy' By III SSELI. OUGHTKED Herald Staff Writer MKUICI.XH HAT "Local boy makes good" is a correct, but understated headline for the ut John Kenneth Jamieson, born here M years ago and today the top ranking executive IMJ- the world's largest oil company In a carefully orchestrated publicity junket In his birthplace'. Ken Jamieson toured the "City with accepted inevitable official moinentos Irom the 'Hat, visited the house in which he spent his first six years and preached the economic gospel according to Exxon to 200 admiring Chamber of Commerce diners. The stocky, steely eyed executive, who began his petroleum career in 1U.V.J with Northwest Stellarene at Couf.s, :r.ade his hectic, half day tour with his father, John L. Jamieson, 97. a retired CPH division superintendent and the oldest surviving member ol the North West Mounted Police. As the florid Mr Jamieson, who bears no small resemblance to i'ormei British Columbia premier W.A.C. Bennett, admitted alter his tour of the 'Hat that his father "stole the show." The chairman of Exxon, whose billion after tax earnings last year were the largest profits recorded by any industrial company in the world, told his audience the oil industry has suft'erred "many years of relatively low returns." Today, he said, "our industry's profits have just begun to reach the level where we can generate and attract the capital needed to develop new resources and to replace depleting ones. "The expense will be awesome for ex- ample, a natural gas well in a developed area like Medicine Hat costs from to "But where most of the new resources will be found, in frontier areas like the Beaufort Sea, a wildcat can cost many millions." The chairman of Exxon, which rang up sales in 1973 of billion, estimated the total investment of the Canadian oil industry over the next 10 years at billion. Exxon's Canadian affiliate. Imperial Oil Ltd.. made sales of some billion. Repeating comments made earlier Friday at a Calgary press conference. Mr. Jamieson. who lived in Lethbridge for three years and attended high school there, said government tax- ation policies must be "stable" and "co or- dinated" in order to offer "reasonable reward" to the high risk industry. Mr. Jamieson, who became an American citizen 10 years ago and now lives in Mamaroneck. New York, said the Canadian oil industry prospered because oilmen "found capital, and had the brains, skill and daring to use it. "And it happened because government at all levels in Canada recognized the risks and the hardships of their enterprise. "Government policies were venture oriented and created an economic climate in which ventures could take great risks knowing that success could bring comparable Jamieson said. Second charges laid against Taber firms TABER (HNS) Three Taber merchants, fined last Monday for contravening this town's shopping control bylaw, will have to answer the same charges in provincial judge's court next Friday. The second set of charges were laid Thursday afternoon against the Stedman Store. Hobin.ion's Store and the Macleod s Family Shopping C entre. In his charges, Taber Police Chief Gordon H. Hacking alleges the stores remained open Wednesday afternoon in contravention of the bylaw. Each store was fined and costs Monday on the charge. After this conviction, Ed Engwer. manager of Sted- nians. said he would prefer to go to jail rather than pay the fine. But Provincial Court Judge E. N. Macdonald said he would be given two weeks to pay the fine or a seizure would be made on the store The judge indicated Mr. NATURAL YOGURT MAKER Not only makes natural yogurt but also has auto- matic timer. Makes a lovely gift. PRICED AT 24 95 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Engwer would not go to jail if the fine went unpaid because the convjction was against the store, not the manager. At the request of the Taber Businessmen's Association, town council has amended the controversial bylaw and stores will be allowed to re- main open Wednesday after- noon and until 9 p.m. Friday evenings this month and in December. It is expected by the year end shopping hours can be es- tablished suitable to the merchants involved. Warrant issued for man A warrant for arrest has been issued for one of two men charged last August with causing a disturbance after a fight in which one of the men was pushed through a down- town store window. The two men appeared in court shortly after the inci- dent and pleaded guilty to the charge but were remanded un- til restitution was made to the store. The warrant was issued for the arrest of Timothy Cranley. 1313 10th Ave. S., who failed to appear in court Thursday afternoon.- The other man, Raymond Arseneault. 18, of 1615 Scenic Heights, appeared in provin- cial court Thursday morning and was fined The court was told that Arseneault had paid his half of the restitution to the store, which came to Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 SCHWARTZ AGENCIES (1972) LTD. 1413 -14th avenue N. "OPEN HOUSE" SATURDAY, NOV. 2 and SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 1974 from p.m. to p.m. both days. Three bedrooms. French Doors to Patio off Dining Area. Completely developed Downstairs. Contact ROY CLELAND at Res. 327-6335 or Bus. 329-3331 ECONOMY DUALS "a O Jf-ri J' Available at INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 St. North Phont 327-1571 or 'OLIVER DEALER' you Ity Scene CUPE's hospital workers hope to win parity with B.C. Transit timetable changing The city transit system goes on winter hours Monday, ex- tending evening bus service by one hour. Starting Monday the last bus on routes 1, 3 and 5 will leave downtown at 10 p m and the last bus on routes 2 and 4 will leave downtown at p m. The No 3 route will also be changed Monday for a one- month trial period. The new route will be along the present route to llth Avenue and 13th Street S., west on llth Avenue to 12th Street S.. and north on 12th Street to 10th Avenue S. and back to the present route. Route 3 buses will also make alternate trips on route and p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and and 10 30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Ammonia debate set A panel discussion will be held here Tuesday on the propos- ed Alberta Ammonia plant near Raymond. Prospective panelists are Mayor Bob Graham of Raymond, Reeve John Otto of Warner County, environmentalist Beckie Cousins, and Roger Rickwood, chairman of the Lethbridge Chapter of the Committee for an Independent Canada. Cleve Hill will be the moderator. The debate will take place at 8 p.m. at the public library. It is sponsored by the Committee for an Independent Canada. Auto reported stolen A 1973 green Mazda was reported stolen Friday, according to Lethbridge city police. Brad Morrow. 531 21st St. N.. told police he parked his car at the rear of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. He left the car unlocked and the keys in the ignition and when he returned to the car about 5 p.m. it was gone. Water color art session set A number of local persons who enjoy water color art are planning to hold an exhibit in January. They meet occasionally and are planning their next meeting for Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in Room 107 of the Physical Education-Fine Arts Building at the University of Lethbridge. They have invited Southern Alberta residents who are working in water colors to attend the meeting, join the discussion and bring along some ex- amples of their work. Hunting reported average Hunting is average to good in the Lethbndge region, but fishing success is low in some areas, the department of lands and forests reports. Roads in the Crowsnest- Bow River area are in fair to good condition with some rough and dusty sections on side roads. Pheasant hunting in '.he Cardston area has yielded average success, and fishing is good at Police Lake. Around Ciaresholm, phea- sant success is average with PENNER'S PLUMBING Specializing ift service Wo'k Water Heaters and Basement Plumbing. 1209-2nd S. 327-4121 low pressure. Fishermen have met little success. The Foremost area reports average success for ducks and geese, and fair success for up- land game birds. The antelope season has closed in the Lethbridge area, with a good success rating both here and at Medicine Hat. Pheasant success is good at Purple Springs and low west of Lethbridge. The best fishing is at Ridge Reservoir. In the Medicine Hat area. fair success for pheasant hunters is reported south of Seven Persons. In the Pincher Creek area, hunting pressure and success are low. and low success is reported for stream fishing and average success for lake fishing. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Bride Books Napkins Announcement! You Hour Service I! Neceuary) _ pe'SO" -.1 ca'ds witr- each order' FREE CUSTOMER PARKING Parity with British Colum- bia hospital employees should apply to all hospital employees in Alberta, says a Lethbridge based official of the Canadian Union of Public Employees isn't a classification in Lethbridge that isn't lower than in the Calgary General Hospital." says field representative Ian Downey. The Calgary General Hospital is one of the "big three" hospitals in Alberta, he says. The others are the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. CUPE is seeking parity with British Columbia for employees it represents in Alberta hospitals. Contracts expire March 31. 1975. It represents all non professional staff in 37 hospitals in the province cooks, cleaners and clerks among them and cer- tified nursing aides working in nearly every hospital. AFFILIATE The Alberta Certified Nurs- ing Aide Association voted last week to affiliate with CUPE for bargaining pur- poses. The union has applied to the board of industrial relations for recognition as the nursing aides' bargaining agent, says Mr. Downey. The nursing aides, mostly female, are seeking wage parity with male registered nursing orderlies in the province. Their duties are es- sentially the same, but the women earn less than the men. Monthly salaries range from to compared with to S740 for orderlies. Carl Pickles, of Lethbridge. president of the Alberta registered nursing orderlies' association, has said the main difference between orderlies and aides is in their training programs. Both groups assist registered nurses in a range of care situations. BARGAINING RIGHTS Mr. Downey says the main change in Lethbridge negotiations will be CUPE's representation of nursing aides at St. Michael's Hospital. It does not represent other groups at St. Michael's. All CUPE hospital units will negotiate jointly with the Alberta Hospital Association. The association holds bargain- ing rights for most hospitals. Leo Lancaster, labor relations consultant for the Alberta Hospital Association, said Thursday the association has not received the proposals from CUPE. and he doesn't want to prejudge them. Most member hospitals have authorized the AHA to begin early bargaining, he said. All contracts will end March 31. 1975. except for the SPECIAL Family Dinner FOR 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN erp Fnfd Stmrnpn. S DT Pineapple ChicV.cn WEEKDAYS A.M. TO 2 A.M. NO A' OPEN SUNDAYS 11 A.M. TO 9 P M. PHONE THE 327-0240 327-229? LOTUS Across From The CPR Depot registered nurses' contracts which end Dec. 31. Mr. Lancaster said he doesn't know if the nursing aides' decision to bargain through CUPE will affect negotiations, since the CNAA convention voted to affiliate with the union, but it hasn't been certified. STREAMLINED In the current talks, the AHA will meet all locals of each union at once, but negotiation procedure could be streamlined further in future talks. An AHA tast force is studying procedures to find the best one and employees' opinions will be sought. CUPE will run a province wide public relations com- paign. funded by a a member contribution the un- ion matched. With the cam- paign, says Mr. Downey, the union will not get to a strike situation with the public un- aware of the workers' position. But he does not believe there will be a strike, because of the inflation pic- ture and the arguments for parity. GEOGRAPHIC One reason for parity is geographic, he says. A member making a month in Blairmore could earn another by moving 28 miles west to Sparwood, B.C. CUPE officials have said some workers do move. The "have not" province of Saskatchewan pays more than Alberta in most categories, says Mr. Downey. Concerning arguments about British Columbia's cost of living, he says some CUPE laborers' rates in B.C. are higher than those in Alberta. The union believes in its demands and is not "asking for S300 in hopes of getting he says. 36-HOUR WEEK In addition to wage parity with B.C., the union is asking a 36 hour week with nine eight hour shifts in two weeks, shift premiums of 20 cents an hour for afternoon and night work. 11 statutory holidays and changes in benefits. It also wants a 15 per cent raise to account for this year's inflation. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC PENTAL MECHANIC ScmnrttBldj. St. S. Phone 328-4095 MOVING? OWEN AGEN-SFOR ALLIED VAN LINES Everyman provoking theatre of the mind By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Family Editor The University of Lethbridge Readers Theatre production of Everyman offers the audience a cerebral, rather than a visual, dramatic experience. Opening in the U of L drama theatre Friday evening and moving off-campus to the public labrary for a perfor- mance at 8 this evening and a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee. Everyman's virtues lie in the eyes of the beholder. From Everyman's cold truth that few things in life we deem im- portant offer constancy and that nothing is certain save death each member of the audience may draw individual conclusions. A medieval morality play written anonymously at the end of the 15 century, Everyman has relevance even today for its commentary on the inevitability of life's end. Under the direction of U of Art gallery association meets Tuesday The Southern Alberta Art Gallery Association will hold a general meeting at p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Lethbridge Public Library. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the progress so far in having the old library designated an art gallery. All people interested are welcome. L drama professor Richard Epp. The Readers Theatre gave a brief, closely knit and moving rendition of what can be a very dreary, moralistic test. The quality of the Readers' performances varied from poor to proficient, with Dawn McCaugherty and Eric Low especially deserving of men- tion. Ms. McCaugherty brought good enunciation, timing and dramatic polish to her roles as one of the faces of Everyman and his fickle ally Beauty. Mr. Low, first as stern Death, then as agonized Everyman show- ed promise as an actor of range and depth. Laurie Mann portrayed with great cairn and presence her brief role as Confession. Shirley Buswell's reading as Good Deeds was well done but could have been better, had it been more audible. Everyman is not typical entertainment but, as enacted by the U of L Readers Theatre, it is a worthwhile ex- perience one you might en- joy more than you initially suspect. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX. C-D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. GUARANTEED SERVICE To SONY. LLOYDS. PIONEER, NORESCO. and most other makes of ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 Technicians to Serve You ANGLO STEREO PHOTO SERVICE DEPT. 419 5th Street South Phone 328-0575 HNf. SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. We Service what we sell and guarantee what we service. Have our technicians get your car ready for winter now. SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. (VOLVO 6 Ave. Street S. Phone 328-6586 ATTENTION! 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